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Knowing What You Know Today, Would You Still Pick Ribadu As The Efcc Chairman?

Ribadu has been officially cut!

Speculations as to the fate of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were laid to rest yesterday.

Five months after he was controversially sidelined and ordered to proceed on study leave, Ribadu was yesterday officially replaced as the chairman of the anti-graft agency.

President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua approved the appointment of Mrs. Farida Waziri, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, as EFCC chairman, replacing Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde who had taken over from Ribadu in an acting capacity after Ribadu resumed at the National Institute for Strategic and Policy Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State.

Waziri will hold forte in an acting capacity until she is confirmed by the Senate as stipulated in the EFCC Act.

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yep. a can of worm will blow open.

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Ribadu should be probed.

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Justice can not be selective, and integrity can not be occasional.

Mr. Ribadu had several opportunities (and good reasons) to resign his appointment.

I'm not convinced that he was ever sincere.

The hammer suppose nack everybody wey dey thief, and if certain 'powers that be' obstruct your work, you supposse cry out, then step down.

and the guy was such an exhibitionist, making inflammatory statements, and using the foolish, headline-hungry media.

What's up with this administration sef? theiremotto seems to be NOTHING DEY HAPPEN!

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Was anyone of them innocent?

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I never stick with him because I know he was not living on his monthly salary and did not pay any taxes.

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BIGB1  selective reading is a crime also.  Why do you failed to list all the accomplishments of MR RIBADU as the chairman of the EFCC?

Why must you continue to promogate all this negative propaganda that has been printed in the dubious media houses?

Ribadu was not perfect and no one in Nigeria is perfect by any means.  We must embrace and cherish what we have.

Question how many public office holder or public figure conviction does Nigeria as a nation has before RIBADU?  ZERO

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It's simple, my man; Ribadu should have acted like a man of integrity, who's totally dedicated to serving Nigeria as a nation by stepping down. But instead, he acted like a "sissy", a power hungry, an unlawful hypocrite and uninformed entity. The man didn't give a damn about Nigeria or corruption; infact he was absolutely pushing very hard for the third term only to prolong his boorish and illegal actions.

He wanted to hold the position for the next 40 years; but he forgot all about the old saying that states " there are many days for the thief but one day for the owner of the house"

I guess, the owner of the house has been identified.

For anyone to come here to defend Ribadu and his feckless (unmindful) operations would be the same as justifying Mr. Bush's Iraq war. The intention is absolutely senseless and out of place.

It makes no sense and very doltish to continue to reprimand OBJ and the rest of his chums without detaining Ribadu for serious probing.

It is simply foolish.

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Bolat is too damn expensive for the poo they serve. lol

you need a fine dinning on a boat in Navy pier. lol.

Back to the topic. Ribadu will always be a fine cop. All his persecution were personal, most senior police officer will love to see the guy fail because of his couple elevated promotion that he couldn't control.

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@JAMA:

This is very personal because Ribadu was my man. I thought that was it; that Nigeria as a nation was back, but I was wrong.

I cherished the floor the man walked on till he started fu cking up.

The man is not clean and he absolutely represents what is wrong in Nigeria today.

By the way JAMA, I visited your dirty city couple of days ago, I'm still not impressed. I had dinner with friends at BOLAT (I'm sure that you know the spot).

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Big B1, you are outdoing yourself on this one o! Put kindly, I think your view is widely misplaced.

Firstly, Ribadu's job was to find absolute proof of corruption. Proof that cannot be thrown out of court. Therefore he could not successfully prosecute everyone linked to corruption scandals. If you expect him to prosecute every case, he will be Methuselah by the time he is finished.

How did you expect common Ribadu to take down OBJ who appointed him in the first place. If Ribadu had attempted it, it would have been utter foolishness on his part. OBJ's time will come. But for now, that was beyond Ribadu's power.

Secondly, you should be looking at the people who obstructed his path as people on this thread have already mentioned. You should be scrutinising Yar'Adua for rmoving him, not the other way round. It shows that Yar'Adua is not serious about corruption.

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With the present setting, UMORU does not need RIBADU as Chairman of EFCC. Although he started well but latter turned OBJ errand boy especially during the third term plan of OBJ and closed his eyes to OBJ criminal activities.He was a good politician. It may surprise you to hear that with all the noise RIBADU and his commission were making about corruption they were as rotten as the Nigeria police in bribe taken. Go to their office in Lagos and see bribe taken.They don use am dump am.LESSON FOR OTHERS. But he tried sha in some areas.Let us try this madam.

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W[th the present setting, UMORU does not need RIBADU as Chairman of EFCC. Although he started well but latter turned OBJ errand boy especially during the third term plan of OBJ and closed his eyes to OBJ criminal activities.He was a good politician. It may surprise you to hear that with all the noise RIBADU and his commission were making about corruption they were as rotten as the Nigeria police in bribe taken. Go to their office in Lagos and see bribe taken.They don use am dump am.LESSON FOR OTHERS. But he tried sha in some areas.Let us try this madam.

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If it was up to me, Ribadu would be next to Iyabou Obansanjo today in detention.

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This is why we can not and will not move forward in Nigeria.

It is absolutely unfortunate that some of us are born only to worship failure.

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It is sad and unfortunate that some of us still try to insinuate that Ribadu was replaced because he sincerely fought corruption. This is absolutely rubbish; No, Ribadu was removed because he abused his generic power and aided looters by shielding and protecting the truly corrupt Nigerians.

Ribadu is a lucky man to still be walking around freely; he's absolutely part of what is wrong in Nigeria today. The man blew a golden opportunity to finally make things right in Nigeria for a change.

You folks do not want to know how much federal Government money Mr. Ribadu spent (wasted) on fighting fake "War Against Corruption".

He travelled all over the world making fool of himself and degrading our image by labelling Nigerians as bunch of criminals. He did this all for the sake of satisfying his mighty boss (the king of corruption).

I still think that he (Ribadu) deserves a nollyhood award for his magnificent 5 years of acting role. It is crystal clear that the man is good, he's so good that many Nigerians (including myself) bought what he was selling at the time.

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What no one seems to notice is that Ribadu got fired as he went after Ibori. Coincidence? The Attorney-General Aondoakaa was instrumental in (a) writing a letter to the London police to get charges against Ibori dropped (b) delegitimizing and frustrating Ribadu's efforts to prosecute Ibori.

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A Great New Day For The EFCC by Ray Morphy

Let me open this piece by saying that I am one of those who supported Nuhu Ribadu and his EFCC. I had lent that support both privately and publicly, including volunteering my skills to that organisation, but I was more than appalled towards the tail end of the last regime when it became apparent that Nuhu was lending himself to the fascist and dictatorial politics of Obasanjo.

I could not close my eyes to the fact that Nuhu's EFCC had derailed and had, indeed, become a veritable instrument for covering the corruption of Obasanjo and his close buddies. We were all witnesses to the fact that all Obasanjo enemies were labeled corrupt while Obasanjo himself who was clearly stinking of corruption was adjudged innocent by Nuhu Ribadu. As an informed and connected commentator, I knew that the last regime was a champion of corruption and brigandage, yet Nuhu kept misleading the public as to the culpability of that regime. And in that manner, EFCC under Nuhu wasted its goodwill and lost its credibility. Many would recall that Nuhu had even declared Obasanjo as the most honest leader that Nigeria has ever had! But we all knew better. We knew that Obj and his family were busy looting Nigeria, yet the anti-corruption boss had the guts to look us all in the face and call us fools with that declaration. It was even worse when a series of court judgments declared as illegal and unlawful, the much-vaunted list of corrupt Nigerians authored by Nuhu which Obasanjo had used to keep his enemies out of the political space. In other words EFCC was used unlawfully to deny many Nigerians their rights including the right to liberty and freedom. Many were locked up in EFCC cells for doing nothing other than oppose Obj while the truly corrupt were roaming the corridors of the Villa.

Despite the "arrangee" media support for Nuhu that appeared mindless of these massive faults, it was clear that his continued headship of EFCC was injurious to the fight against corruption. For instance, why did he hound Mike Adenuga out of the country? Why was he the principal agent of Obasanjo who used blackmail to procure impeachments against some state governors who may have been far less corrupt than Obasanjo himself? As we say in my place, he left the elephant that destroyed the farm to chase after rats that came to eat the leftover. For me, that saga was a chance to engage Nigerians meaningfully in the war against corruption but Nuhu's lack of moral integrity and principle ruined it for us all. I know for a fact that amongst the close friends of Nuhu at that time were Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello and Mallam Nasir El-Rufia. Both have been found to be deeply corrupt and deficient in honesty. By his own admission in the Senate public hearing on the FCT, el-Rufia corruptly enriched himself, his friends and his family members with plots of land that he had illegally seized from innocent citizens. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, a serial offender, was very close personal friend of Nuhu Ribadu. How come that despite that closeness, Nuhu was not able to know that those two – el-Rufai and Iyabo – were deeply corrupt? Is it that some people were above the law and as such were being shielded by the EFCC? As they say, "show me your friends, and I will tell you who you are." Nonetheless, some hack writers still try to insinuate that Ribadu was replaced because he fought corruption. No, Ribadu was removed because he aided looters by shielding and protecting the truly corrupt. I do not want to delve into the alleged nepotism and favoritism in the EFCC itself. That is minor compared to many other wrongs of the EFCC under the headship of Nuhu Ribadu!

But now, with the appointment of a person of the caliber of Mrs. Farida Waziri, EFCC has a chance to re-ignite the fight against corruption in a big way. Contrary to the insinuations of some commentators, Mrs. Farida Waziri is a principled and experienced policewoman with an unmatched track record that makes her supremely suitable for this tough assignment. With the hindsight borne out of certain blunders of EFCC in the recent past, it is clear that maturity must be a prerequisite for anyone who plans to succeed as head of the EFCC. It is even on record that Mrs. Waziri trained both Nuhu and Lamorde. So who can be better suited to restore the EFCC to glory than this experienced lady of impeccable credentials? Since she retired many years ago, Mrs. Farida Waziri has lived quietly and frugally as is expected of a woman who is living on her modest pension and the minor investments she was able to make during her service years.

I know the woman personally and if there is anyone I can vouch for, it is this amazon of the Force. By the way, I know Nuhu personally too and while commending his initial zeal, I sadly note that he hero-worshipped Obasanjo and that was why he was deceived into rubbishing the good works he had started the EFCC with. And in this is the lesson for us all. No man can deceive the people all the time as Obasanjo, aided by Nuhu, tried to do. For Mrs. Waziri, my advice is that she pursue her job with zeal, passion, patriotism but most of all, with the fear of God. She should avoid the mistake of personalising the agency or running it from the pages of newspapers as Nuhu did. It is a good thing that Emma Akomaye has been retained to ensure some continuity and seamless transition from the old to the new.

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Seeing Iyabo being herded into custody yesterday, it reminded me of the old saying that there are many days for the thief but one day for the owner of the house

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How do you expect to accurately dissect what occurred at the farm when the farm's keeper is not being questioned?

As far as I'm concerned, I honestly think Ribadu should be immediately detained and vigorously probed. This is the only right manner to unravel what really went down during the previous administration.

Whether we accept it or not, he (Ribadu) remains the main architech of OBJ's various customized administration scandals.

List of Scandals:

Ikoyi house scandal

Wilbross Scandal

The re-activation of Ajaokuta steel project scandal

Third term graft

El rufai scandal

Iyabo Obasanjo contract scandal

Presidential election scandal

Drug stocking and shipping scandal

Money laundering allegation (Mr. Uba)

Siemens bribery scandal

TSKJ consortium bribery scandal

Power sector scandal

Bode George scandal

Sale of Federal Government Houses scandal

And many many more!

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Yes

Are you saying Ribadu knows something about the health scam that happened this year??

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Yes oooooo, Ribadu is now BIG1 and Nigeria's problem.

Ribadu should be probed while the likes of IBB, odili, yerima, egwu etc who stole billions should be left to roam the streets.

Now, its very clear that you are comedian. LOL.

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Iyabo Obansanjo has finally been arrested.

OBJ has been invited to discuss how 16billion dollars was spent on power supply project during his 8 years as the president.

We believe the present revelations of these scandals are coming too late to the suffering Nigerians who watched their government sell crude oil at $100 per barrel of an aggregate two million barrels daily, only for them to live in perpetual darkness, wallow in unemployment, have no potable water, no roads, fallen education standards and no shelter.

This was where the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) violated the sacred tenets of the rule of law during Obasanjo's regime when its chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, deliberately destroyed many presumed enemies of the General by usurping the powers of the court to declare them guilty. His role was to obviate the success of the Third Term plan in disservice to the rule of law. The world now knows he swept the dirt in his bedroom and that of his master and emperor, General Olusegun Obasanjo, under the carpet.

We thought that with the so-called change of guard at Aso Villa there would be a return to the rule of law. Habits die-hard. The EFCC has not shed its obnoxious garb of witch-hunting and the usurping of powers it does not have as evident in some of its recent pronouncements, disclosures and actions.

Question for the Ribadu's worshipers:

Do you guys truly think Mallam Nuhu Ribadu was this dumb and did not know anything about all these incredible scandals?

You can arrest Iyabo Obasanjo if you want, you can even send her father back to jail; but if Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is not invited by the senates and vigorously probed, I think justice in Nigeria will remain defective and there will forever be many questions unanswered.

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